Guarianthe skinneri (Bateman) Dressler & W.E.Higgins

Skinner's Guarianthe (Gur.), Skinner's Cattleya (C.)

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Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Guarianthe

Category: Houseplant

Description: 

Inflorescence to 5.5" long with 4 to 15 flowers in winter to spring and sometimes autumn. Slightly fragrant.

History: 

Published in Lankesteriana 7: 38 in 2003.

Native to Mexico and Costa Rica.

Basionym Cattleya skinneri Bate - also published in Bot. Mag. 72: 4270 in 1846 and Dict. Icon. Orchid. Cattleya plate 30 in 1905..

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Hybridizing Characteristics: 

Used in small to medium sized Cattleya hybrids. No fragrance. Dominant for shape, vigorous habit, number of flowers, and color. (Hereditary Influences of the Cattleya Alliance - AOS.org)


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